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- adv. Eye dialect spelling of by-and-by.
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"Oh, nothin '," replied Jim, passing his free arm carelessly round the girl's waist -- "othin ', undly th' old story 'beout heow we'd best not merry, 'cause by'm-by thee'll git ter feelin' better nor me."
It might be well to know a secret about your wife, to hold over her in case she proved troublesome by'm-by.
Well, arter all, do you know, fellers, the d-- d critter wouldn't stick! he went in and in, and by'm-by came to a deep place, and swum right across -- a fact, true as thunder!
"Everything puts it in my head, missus," said the old woman with a smiling look at her; "sometimes when I see the sun go down, I think by'm-by I won't see him get up again; and times when I lose something, I think by'm-by I won't want it; and sometimes when somebody goes away, I think by'm-by we'll be all gone, and then we'll be all together again; only I'd like sometimes to be all together without going first."
"But by'm-by, between two squalls, he made bold to lift his head and look, and then by the light -- a bluish colour 'twas -- he saw all the coast clear away to Manacle Point, and off the Manacles, in the thick of the weather, a sloop-of-war with top-gallants housed, driving stern foremost towards the reef.
Muche monee for missee and little missee by'm-by! "